Koffee with Karina & Kat Horrocks: Being a confident creator & organizing content

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Kat Horrocks is a 23-year-old YouTube creator, life coach and makeup artist from Manchester, UK. She's been blogging and filming videos for over 4 years. She's passionate about encouraging women to put themselves first and live their best life, so her content is all about self care, personal growth and positivity. 

Koffee with Karina & Hannah Ashton: Treating your YouTube channel like a business!

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Hannah Ashton is a 17-year-old YouTuber with a passion for inspiring her viewers and leading a boss babe life! She not only uploads weekly lifestyle videos and vlogs, but also started a social media and YouTube consulting business, Hannah Ashton Content. Through her business she is able to share her experiences and knowledge of running her personal brand like a business and teaches others how to grow, engage and create content they love! No matter her schedule, Hannah is never too busy to answer a question or talk about what she loves.

How to Find Motivation When You Need it the Most

Friday, August 25, 2017

By Catie Cavanaugh

Life as a girl boss isn’t easy, as anyone who has been in those high-heeled shoes knows. The rising popularity of being a #GIRLBOSS has flooded our feeds and queues with TV shows and pithy success stories. Are they inspirational? Perhaps. Are they motivational? Not all the time.

YouTube Video Ideas to Upload in September!

When being an online content creator, there can be times where you go through "creator's block." Okay, ladies now let's get creative! This September is all about welcoming fall and creating new and creative videos! I have created a list of video ideas and, for some, I even included possible posting dates!

Koffee with Karina & Susana AKA MissSu101 on YouTube: Being a bilingual online creator!

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Susana AKA MissSu101 on having a bilingual YouTube channel

Susana Tavares is a 23-year-old YouTuber currently living in a little island called São Miguel, in Azores (Portugal). She started her channel about 2 years ago.

Koffee with Karina & Shannon Sullivan: Improvements that will take your channel to the next level!

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Easy ways to improve your YouTube channel with YouTuber Shannon Sullivan

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Shannon Sullivan showcases her love for all things beauty, style and living a healthy lifestyle with positivity and an infectious, can-do mentality. Her YouTube videos specialize in beauty and lifestyle, travel adventures and healthy living tips, combining her seven years of beauty industry experience and training along with coaching clients one-on-one as a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. Her down-to-earth outlook inspires confidence and a sense of ease in establishing healthy lifestyle habits and new beauty finds! Shannon lives in sunny Florida with her husband, Matt, and Maltese, Mickey. 

Friday Favorites: Three Social Media Scheduling apps!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Three social media scheduling apps that will step up your social media game

Three social media scheduling apps that will change your game

Online content creating revolves around two things: promoting your content and being efficient! Sometimes, the easiest way to do both is to plan in advance. I am sharing my favorite apps for scheduling social media content!

Koffee with Karina & Colorful Disaster: How to collaborate with brands and be your own publicist!

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We are two sisters, Frances & Scheila Machuca, born in Bayamón, Puerto Rico. We both work in the advertising industry, which we believe has been very beneficial to working on the blog and understanding this world of social networks and technology. We have been blogging for three and a half years, it is our baby and our best example of how working hard and doing what you love can take you far. 

Koffee with Karina & Colorful Disaster: Ser tu propia publicista y trabajar con compañías!

Somos dos hermanas Frances & Scheila Machuca, nacidas en Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Ambas trabajamos en la industria de la publicidad lo que consideramos que ha sido muy beneficioso para trabajar con el blog y entender todo este mundo de las redes sociales y la tecnología. Llevamos 3 años y medio con el blog, es nuestro bebé, nuestro mejor ejemplo de que trabajando fuerte y haciendo lo que te gusta puedes llegar lejos.


#Girlboss, coined by Sophia Amorouso, "A woman in control, taking charge of her own circumstances in work & life. Someone who knows her worth and won't accept anything less. She is not a "mean girl" in fact, she hates "mean girls." She is empowering and inspiring to those around her. She kicks ass!" (Thank you, Urban Dictionary). If you consider yourself a Girlboss, I am sharing with you five of the books that have helped me in this blogging journey that I think could help you in yours!

Koffee with Karina and Nelly Toledo: Being a Beauty Guru!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Being a successful beauty guru with YouTuber Nelly Toledo

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Nelly Toledo is a makeup artist and YouTuber from Miami, Florida. She uses YouTube as a creative outlet to showcase her incredible talent and passion for makeup by posting celebrity inspired looks, product reviews, challenges and more! 

Post an OOTD that will get noticed with these SIX easy steps!

Monday, August 7, 2017

By: Bianca Cardona

If you are a fashion lover, like I am, you might love taking pictures of new outfits to show them off on social media. You might visit your public Instagram feed and see these amazing influencers with cute outfits that show them looking fabulous, you might ask yourself a couple of questions like, “Where is that outfit from?” “Was it expensive?” “How can I take a picture to show certain parts of the outfit?” and “Where can I get cute and affordable clothing and look like an influencer?”

Koffee with Karina and Jennifer An Bui: Balancing blogging and a full time job!


Jennifer An Bui is a mid-twenties blogger born and raised in Vancouver, BC. When 2016 hit she knew, she wanted to start Travel & Lifestyle blog. She wanted to help people see the best the world had to offer and still keep theirs at home goals in check. 

Koffee with Karina and Emily from Entertaining with Emily: Blogger, Etsy Seller & Pinterest Queen

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Emily Klaparda is the blogger and owner of Entertaining with Emily. Her blog aims to help the everyday woman turn into the "hostess with the mostest."

5 Must Watch TEDTalks for Online Content Creators!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Sometimes a cup of coffee is not enough to get inspired to create! In times when I need inspiration, I watch TEDTalks! Here are some of my favorites...

Achieving Goals with SheSpeak's #GoalforIt Unboxed!

SheSpeaks is an award-winning influencer platform that connects brands with influencers! Their latest Unboxed is #GoalforIt to motivate influencers to accomplish their biggest goals. My goal for 2017? Blog more! So here is what the box includes...

Koffee with Karina and YouTuber Amber Scholl: How to Stand-Out on YouTube!

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Amber Scholl is a crafty and fashionable YouTuber. She teaches her viewers how to look amazing and luxurious on a budget! The YouTube world is amazed with Amber because she was able to reach more than 500,000 subscribers in a short period of time. Her bubbly personality shines through in every single video, and trust me, she is going to become your online BFF.

Koffee with Karina and Carly from theCollegePrepster: blogging in college!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Carly A. Heitlinger is the founder and writer of TheCollegePrepster. She started the blog as a creative outlet during her freshman year in Georgetown University. I absolutely adore her blog and reading about the little beautiful things that make her who she is!

How did “The College Prepster” come to be?
I started my blog during my freshman year at Georgetown University. I was having a rough time transitioning at school and needed a creative outlet. A friend suggested that I start a blog and the rest is history!!

How did you balance college and blogging?
I used my blog as a distraction from schoolwork, but it was definitely hard at times when I wanted to blog but had to do schoolwork. School always came first, but blogging was a good motivation.

What is a typical blogging day in the life of Carly?
I wake up with my dogs and get going on emails at 6AM. Every day is different but I spent a lot of time emailing. I might have a photo shoot with Garrett or have to pop into the city for a meeting or event. You never really know what any day will hold. I typically write and edit photos at night when I'm more relaxed!

I love your Instagram! Do you have any tips & tricks for creating a beautiful Instagram page?
Great Instagrams are ones that share a glimpse into something fun or beautiful. As long as you love the photo, that's all the matters. I typically recommend avoiding "all the blogger things" when it comes to Instagrams so they seem like YOUR Instagrams, not just "another blogger's instagram" account.

I am always so awkward in front of a camera! Do you have any tips for posing in a natural & comfortable way?
Practice and edit your own photos. I hate taking photos and it doesn't really ever get easier. I like to get them over with fast. If I need six photos, maybe we'll spend 10 minutes getting them. When I edit my own photos, I can see what poses work, what angles look terrible and what looks the most flattering. I can look at things more critically and objectively so the next time we shoot I know what to avoid and what to try again.

What advice do you have for college students who want to have a successful blog?
Set the right expectations for "success." That is, consider success enjoying what you're doing versus thinking success is having a certain number of followers or making X dollars. If you LOVE what you do, you'll always be successful!

What are three of your favorite posts from your blog?

Odd Mom Out on Bravo (just binge watched the last season!)
Bold lipstick
Lace up flats

BraFriend: 5 Ways to Make Your Bra More Comfortable!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Hello Gorgeous!

My favorite part of the day is getting home and ripping my bra off. I have teamed up with ThirdLove to bring you five easy ways to make your bra more comfortable!

Wednesdays in a Cafe: my favorite way to plan my Instagram posts!

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A conversation that I always have my content creator friends is "how do you slay Instagram?" I have to admit Instagram is not my online forte, but this website has changed the way I Instagram. 

Planoly is a website that allows users to manage, plan and schedule Instagram posts on a computer or mobile device.

Why do I use it?
Although I am a huge fan of Instagram, I struggle with the visual layout of it. As you may know, users are now creating "themes" for their Instagram accounts, like Lauren Conrad and her vintage-light theme, Meghan Rienks' white theme and Remi Ashten's bright colored theme

Planoly is like a Pinterest board that allows you to view how pictures will look on your Instagram page. They have recently launched a drafts segment on the site that allows you to draft Instagram posts that yet to have a post date. 

Instagram does not allow third parties to upload content for you, but by downloading the Planoly app you can receive a notification when it's time to post! 

Planoly has a blog that offers content creators a deeper inside look on how to use Instagram like a pro with posts on how to get noticed, how to brand your Instagram and interviews with awesome content creators!

What do YOU think about Planoly? 

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